Online training


Online training
BYO computer, your house, your address


08 Apr 2024


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Conducting impactful research: working with non-academic partners

This online workshop has been organised by the Space, Place, Environment and Liveability (SPEL) pathway and is open to all ESRC and non-ESRC funded PhD and MA Social Research students within the WRDTP’s seven partner universities. PGRs from all seven interdisciplinary Pathways are welcome to attend.

Dr Richard Friend’s research focuses on the poverty and governance dimensions of social and environmental transformations, particularly around fisheries, water resources, urbanization and climate change. He has a longstanding interest in scientific and indigenous knowledge and the role of knowledge in driving social change. Outside academia, he has over twenty-five years’ experience working in international development, managing implementation programmes and advising donors, UN agencies and NGOs – primarily in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Richard will draw on this wide ranging experience to reflect on the benefits, challenges and processes involved in producing research with impact in collaboration with non-academic partners.

Students attending the session will:

  • Build their knowledge and understanding of the process, challenges and benefits of designing and delivering research with non-academic partners. 
  • Gain access to cutting edge research on key challenges in the international development space such as climate change and social justice
Dr Richard Friend

Dr Richard Friend

Dr Richard Friend is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of York. He has a background in social anthropology and development studies. His research focuses on poverty and the governance dimensions of social and environmental transformations. Outside of academia, Richard has over two decades of experience working in international development, primarily in Asia.

This event will be accessed via a Zoom link. Please note that this event will be recorded.